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      Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

      PG Released May 22, 2009 1h 45m Kids & Family Comedy Fantasy Adventure List
      44% Tomatometer 169 Reviews 47% Audience Score 250,000+ Ratings Once the night guard at the Museum of Natural History, Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) is now a successful purveyor of infomercial products. Soon after learning that his museum friends have been shipped to the Smithsonian Institution, Larry receives a distress call from Jedediah, who warns him that four of history's greatest villains have come to life and are planning to take over the Smithsonian first, then the world. Larry joins forces with friends old and new to stop the quartet's nefarious plans. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Night at the Museum: Battle at the Smithsonian is busy enough to keep the kids interested but the slapstick goes overboard and the special effects (however well executed) throw the production into mania.

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      Hank Sartin Time Out Rated: 2/5 Nov 18, 2011 Full Review Joshua Rothkopf Time Out Rated: 2/5 Nov 17, 2011 Full Review David Denby New Yorker The result is pretty much a free-form traffic jam in which everyone fights everyone else. Jun 1, 2009 Full Review Brian Eggert Deep Focus Review Though brimming with computer special effects and celebrity cameos, the movie’s marvels are hardly impressive, given that they’ve recycled everything from the first and just added a couple of new features for good measure. Rated: 1/4 Dec 15, 2023 Full Review Mike Massie Gone With The Twins A really, really stupid comedy. Rated: 4/10 Nov 29, 2020 Full Review Richard Propes TheIndependentCritic.com Robin Williams, as well, explodes every single time he's onscreen in a performance with even more spark and humor than in the original. Rated: 2.0/4.0 Sep 18, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Blu B Just complete nonsense and terrible all around. Subpar acting weighed down by flat/dumb humor including Darht Vader and Oscar appearing. A generic forgettable soundtrack with stupid cupid statue pop song numbers. The editing isn't good and everything else about it is terrible. It truly feels like crazy stuff just happens as they to free Wilson. The villian is so stupid as well. Suspension of dibelief is one thing, but this is just ridiculous. I love how in NYC no one is out late when a biplane lands, no one is out at the Washington Mall at all at night. The movie can be summed up in the final scene when a giant marble Lincoln battles a giant squid with ancient soldiers fighting egyptian guys with Earhardt flying around. Scenes drag terribly also because of the dumb flat humor and there is quite a bit of poinless reference humor as well because this was 2009 and that was a thing. Stiller's character has basically no motive and feels like he's sleepwalking through this half the time. It's basically a worse version of the first one that does nothing better. Skip This. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 04/24/24 Full Review Idan Charles L Like the first one, It's not a great movie but it has some charm Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/27/24 Full Review Daniel Q I dont like that because its on disney plus at least its still awesome for hulu Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/27/24 Full Review BRENDEN J Night at the Museum 2 was a really fun sequel. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/11/24 Full Review Winter B you need to be the target audience aka kids and as a kid this was a banger movie Rated 4 out of 5 stars 12/24/23 Full Review Starwing_The_Universe_Traveler I absolutely love this movie, and it's one of my favorites from when I was a kid! My dad and I are both avid enjoyers of this franchise, and I'd highly recommend it (that is, if you like Ben Stiller)🫶✨ Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Once the night guard at the Museum of Natural History, Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) is now a successful purveyor of infomercial products. Soon after learning that his museum friends have been shipped to the Smithsonian Institution, Larry receives a distress call from Jedediah, who warns him that four of history's greatest villains have come to life and are planning to take over the Smithsonian first, then the world. Larry joins forces with friends old and new to stop the quartet's nefarious plans.
      Director
      Shawn Levy
      Producer
      Shawn Levy, Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan
      Screenwriter
      Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon
      Distributor
      20th Century Fox
      Production Co
      1492 Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, 21 Laps Entertainment
      Rating
      PG (Mild Action|Brief Language)
      Genre
      Kids & Family, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      May 22, 2009, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 19, 2013
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $177.2M
      Runtime
      1h 45m
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